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Saturday 22 March 2014

Spring weekend in Jellicze

22 nd March Saturday 2014

Today is the second day of Spring.
 As you know I live in Upper Silesia in the apartment and I also have a house in another part of Poland. It's Subcarpathian Region a small town Jedlicze. Here we spend almost 3 months a year because we are both teachers. In this place a long time ago my great greatparents were born here so in some ways it's my coming back to my roots.

We like spending time here because we have a small yard here, some trees and flower 
(tomorrow I will put some photos of my house because I have them in different a laptop which I have left in Bytom). My house is five minute walk from the centre at Daisy Street.
Secondary school in Jedlicze

Roman Catholic Church in Jedlicze

The centre of Jedlicze

My lovely place where I spend holidays and weekends.
Jedlicze [jɛdˈlʲit͡ʂɛ] is a town in Krosno CountySubcarpathian VoivodeshipPoland, with a population of 5,645 (02.06.2009).[1] It is home to a petroleum refinery.
The settlement of Jedlicze was founded in late 14th century, and was first mentioned in 1409. Its name comes from a Slavic word jedla, which means fir tree. In 1410, local soltys, Piotr of Jedlicze, fought in the Battle of Grunwald. Until mid-16th century, Jedlicze belonged to the noble families of Mleczko and Baczalski. In 1657, the village was ransacked by Transilvanian soldiers (see Swedish invasion of Poland)
In the late 17th century, Jedlicze belonged to the Wielowiejski family, which unsuccesfully tried to grant town charter to the village. Finally, Jedlicze became a town in 1768, during the reign of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski. On April 5, 1770, a Polish - Russian battle took place near Jedlicze, during the Bar Confederation.
Following the first partition of Poland (1772), Jedlicze was annexed by the Habsburg Empire, and remained in Austrian Galicia until 1918. In 1884, the village, as Austrian authorities stripped it of the town charter, received rail connection with Stroze and Zagorz, and in 1899-1902, a large oil refinery was built here. The village remained in private hands until the 1920s, its last owner was Walerian Stawiarski.
During World War Two, local Jewish population was decimated in the Holocaust. On February 25, 1942, the Gestapo arrested a number of Polish underground movement activists, who gathered at the Stawiarski Palace. In 1944, 22 men were shot as a reprisal for killing a police officer. Jedlicze had a Home Army post; its local unit in April 1943 attacked a Ukrainian pro-Nazi training school.
Jedlicze regained its town charter in 1967. Among interesting places, it has a neo-Gothic church (1925), the Stawiarski Palace with a park, neo-Gothic cemetery chapel (1864)
The train in Jedlicze 

The Petroleum rafinery

The view from my balcony


  1. It is so interesting to see your pictures and read about where you live. I'll be back tomorrow to see the remainder of your pictures.
    Have a nice evening.

  2. It looks to be a very nice village for rest and relaxation, and lots of walks.

  3. I like the view from your balcony with the church steeples against the sky. It looks like a very pretty old town and I can see why you like to spend time there.